An unreleased Microsoft HoloLens headset has appeared in a NASA video this week. Spotted by VentureBeat the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory video reveals a new HoloLens headset. The headphone contains another front of the screen that seems to support support glasses and a single adjustable tape.
The Kinect sensor is not visible on the front of the device, and generally it works much less bulkier than the existing HoloLens model available today. It is not clear from the video whether this is Microsofts HoloLens 2, or just a prototype HoloLens headset as NASA tester. NASA was an early partner for Microsoft on HoloLens, and earlier tested early prototypes of enlarged reality headsets. It is likely that this is just a prototype of the existing HoloLens headset, instead of brand new device.
Microsoft has been working on a second generation of HoloLens, the code name of Sydney. The new headset will be powered by an ARM based processor, including the latest generation of Kinect sensor, and a custom AI chip to enhance performance. Microsoft is currently targeting a HoloLens 2 release date for 201